Oct. 12, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State volleyball team swept the Idaho Vandals 15-10, 15-7, 15-9, in the Battle of the Palouse Tuesday night before 897 fans at Beasley Coliseum. The non-conference win stopped the five-match Cougar loss streak that began with at Oregon State Sept. 24.
WSU moves to 8-8 overall and Idaho is now 13-6 overall.
Four Cougars hit in double figures and the team hit .282 while holding the Vandals to .082. WSU was led by the 13 kills of LaToya Harris. Idaho was led by the 10 kills of Anna Reznicek.
The visiting Vandals got on the scoreboard with the first three points but the Cougars awoke in time to take the lead at back at four. Not dominating, the Cougars needed nine attempts to score the game point and gave up four points before winning game one 15- 10.
Kristen Johnson tagged five of her eight blocks and Idaho's -.057 hitting percentage gave WSU the second game, 15-7.
Idaho hustled to within one point of the Cougs at 10-9, but kills by Johnson and Kortney Jamtaas put WSU back on the trail to victory, claiming game three 15-9, and the match 3-0.
"That's what we working for right now and these kids are trying to learn how to close it out," Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick said. "And it made them really nervous when they couldn't close it out in the first two games. They pulled it together and said let's get this done."
WSU takes on cross-state and Pac-10 rival Washington Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.
Washington State (8-8) d. Idaho (13-6) 3-0
Game scores: 15-10, 15-7, 15-9
STATISTICS: KILLS: L. Harris (WSU) 13, Reznicek (UI) 10. ASSISTS: Wright (WSU) 42, Neville (UI) 34. DIGS: Wright (WSU) 13, DeBello (UI) 10. BLOCKS: Johnson (WSU) 8, Lynch (UI) 3. SERVICE ACES: Jamtaas (WSU) 2, Eaton (UI) 2. Attendance: 897.